Well, I think you know the fabulous news that we are now a 501c3 non-profit organization!! Hooray! This means contributions are now tax deductible and we look forward to extending our reach and helping more Troops and Veterans. This Christmas, we have MANY Troops overseas in need of support as well as Veterans here at home and we greatly appreciate your help in being able to show our heroes that they are not forgotten.
HUGE THANK YOU’s:
To Kurt Kwiatkowski DDS & team in Grafton for their outstanding efforts in collecting candy for the Mission Soldier Adoption program! Kurt stepped up his 3rd Annual Candy Collection this year making it an outdoor community celebration decked out with hot dogs from Player’s Sports Bar in Kewaskum, fresh popcorn and facepainting from glaze, cider, music from Veteran Jason Moon followed by the Mantz Brothers, raffle prizes, and even the Grafton Fire Department came out to join the rally for our Troops! Thank you to Kurt & Laura Kwiatkowski, the entire Kwiatkowski team in Grafton, Port Washington State Bank, and the surrounding companies and communities that donated time, prizes, items, funds, and letters for the Troops. 26 care packages full of 326 pounds of candy and letters were packed at the event and shipped overseas the next day with a second load of candy going over to our heroes in December.
To Michael Marx and Player’s Sports Bar in Kewaskum for collecting items and shipping funds for the Mission Soldier Adoption program! Player’s Sports Bar organized a community 10 day collection giving everyone a chance to honor our Troops and Veterans this past Veterans’ Day. The response was amazing and the community opened their hearts for our heroes donating bags and bags of supplies for our Troops. Thank you to Michael & Shelly Marx, Tony Fleischman, the entire Player’s Sports Bar team in Kewaskum, Kewaskum schools and Tuttle Creek Learning Center, and the surrounding communities that donated items, checks, and letters for the Troops care packages. Player’s Sports Bar and the community collected funds to ship 27 holiday boxes to our Troops overseas!
To Veolia Environmental Services for their amazing efforts in collecting items for our Troops overseas. To celebrate Veterans’ Day, Veolia sent Thanksgiving to our Troops overseas by filling and shipping 167 care packages! All of Veolia’s divisions, from Illinois to Pennsylvania, opened their hearts for our heroes, donating boxes upon boxes of supplies for our Troops. Thank you to Linda Lee Bartlett, all divisions of Veolia, and all individuals that donated time, items, funds, and letters for the Troops.
During the holidays it is especially difficult for our Troops to be away from home…so we are very thankful for your support for the Mission Soldier Adoption program and our military men and women.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Share what we do with others-individuals and companies. We are hearing that many people would like to donate–they just don’t know who sends care packages to our Troops overseas. We do 🙂 We are hearing from companies that want to collect items for Troops for the holidays but they don’t know how to get the items overseas…we do! And since we’re now a non-profit…if you know of companies that have a heart for our Troops & Veterans and may be willing to donate, please let us know.
Financially, we’re in need of shipping funds. Every dollar helps get a box in the hands of a soldier, sailor, marine, airman, coast guardsman, or national guardsman or woman who doesn’t receive support from home.
HELPING HEARTS THIS PAST MONTH: Kurt Kwiatkowski DDS in Grafton, Veolia Environmental Services, Lynn S, Margaret U, Kris & Gary P, Mary Lou S, Edison W, Jackie D, Michael M, Player’s Sports Bar in Kewaskum, Julie B, Port Washington State Bank, Sandy L, Starbucks on Capitol Drive in Wauwatosa, James D, Charleen B, Shelly M, Patti & Richard K, Nancy S, Sheryl W, Mike B, Connie K, Mary D, Kris P, Jackie D, Lauren W, Vicki B, Brunner Furniture, Pam O, Robbin, Erica B, Tony D, Sarah H, Kathy L, Kathy S, Dee H, Jessica C, Martha C, Codi A, Deb S, Deanna R, Fred, and Matt N. Thank you to all who consumed Seroogy Chocolate to help us get some care package love to our Troops overseas!
RESPONSES FROM TROOPS OVERSEAS:
I got your care package the other day, thank you sooo much! Thank You SOOOOOO much for all the support!!! -Steven
I am very thankful that there are individuals such as yourself out there who consistently think of us. -Claudia
Thanks for all you do for our service members! -Neil
We are able to do what we do because of the amount of support we receive nowadays. We are as strong as those that support us. We collectively make it work, no one person. So thank you as well. -Mark
Thanks again for the well wishes. Today I received 3 boxes from you. Two were filled with candy, the last had letters and coffee in it. Thank you so much for your support! -Craig
My goodness you and the ones that support this are absolutely wonderful. Until I read your email..I had no idea how large of an outreach you guys have created. It goes to show what a few people can do when it comes to supporting a cause like this. God bless you and all those who support the military and the troops. Thanks again for all that you do! God bless, Wanda
Thank You, for remembering me and all of us. -Stacy
We thank You for taking the time and supporting or just sending a email what a difference a little kindness makes. -Jen
Just got 3 boxes in the mail from a Linda Bartlett (Veolia Environmental Services). Thank you so much! And just in time for the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving! -Craig
Good morning Mollie, I just received about 10 more boxes from Linda (Veolia Environmental Services). Please pass her thanks on from us once again. Thank you again for your incredible support. -Craig
Thanks so much for all you do for us. -Curt
Got your box of Candy THANK YOU so much Wow this was outstanding. -Jen
God’s Blessings on your Christmas and New Year Celebrations! May one moment of celebration be for your freedom to choose how to live your purpose.
~Mollie & Vickie
Mission Soldier Adoption, program of On Purpose Journey Inc.